Consequently, in my 15+ years of service to the university, I have had the fortuitous opportunity to contribute to the development of courses in many disciplines, such as Educational Technology, Criminal Justice and Allied Health. I have also gotten to know the learners’ professional and academic needs first hand. I have used this knowledge to design courses that offer our graduate students what they need to be professionally competitive. Because technology is constantly changing, the courses I design and teach address current needs in the profession and reflect my commitment to life-long learning.
On August 22, 2003, I earned a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Technology from the University of Houston. For my dissertation research, I conducted a study which identified the psychological, environmental and technological factors that limited people’s willingness or ability to learn online. It is my desire that knowledge gained from this study will enable this institution to identify its at-risk online learners and to develop intervention strategies to improve retention and increase enrollment in our distance education programs. In May of 2008, I was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
I currently teach fully online graduate and undergraduate courses in Educational Technology. In these courses we explore a variety of learning platforms and Web 2.0 technologies to determine their instructional potential. Click on the image to the right to view my Second Life avatar.